One of Us is Lying

Bibliography: McManus, Karen M. One of Us is Lying. 2017. New York. Delacorte Press. ISBN-13: 978-1-5247-1468-0. Plot One of Us is Lying is a fast-paced young adult mystery novel. When five students are called into detention and only four leave alive, suspicion is raised. Bronwyn (the brain), Addy (the beauty), Nate (the criminal), and Cooper (the athlete) all become suspects in the murder case of … Continue reading One of Us is Lying

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Peppa Pig and the Library Visit

Bibliography: Peppa Pig and the Library Visit. Candlewick Press. 2017. Somerville, MA. ISBN-13: 9780763697884. Plot: Peppa Pig and the Library Visit is a preschool children’s book based on the award-winning animated British TV series.  With over a dozen books and hundreds of episodes, Peppa Pig has an international following. In the newest book Peppa Pig and the Library Visit, Peppa and her family visit and explore … Continue reading Peppa Pig and the Library Visit

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Children’s Library History (2)

I promised an update on my research, but this will be quick. Currently, I’m wading through piles of articles and books about early children’s librarianship. I’m reading about Caroline M. Hewins, Anne Carroll Moore, Minerva Sanders, and Effie L. Powers, to name just a few pioneering children’s librarians on my list. In addition to this, I’m reading a couple of books on the history of childhood. I’m holding in … Continue reading Children’s Library History (2)

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Papa Pear-ish Saga of your library’s online presence.

Taking the manager’s chair of a library that has had many managers over the last few years is like trying to sit in a perpetually spinning chair, inside a revolving door. I expected to encounter resistance to change, lack of confidence, and a general ambivalence that comes from a staff who has had to fend for itself more often than not.  My expectations proved flawed. The library staff members were more than ready … Continue reading Papa Pear-ish Saga of your library’s online presence.

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Pet Rescue Saga, an exercise in SATISFICING.

There is a new buzz word in the Library Community: Satisficing. It means doing just enough to satisfy the need without always going the extra mile.  It is believed to be a combination of the words satisfy and suffice. At first glance, this may be considered an excuse for simply sliding by.  In reality, it seems to be just the right solution to many everyday occurrences. … Continue reading Pet Rescue Saga, an exercise in SATISFICING.

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